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NOT TOO LATE FOR THE WINDSOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ALEXANDRASELLICK arts editor __________________________ The Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) kicked off this week with the 48 Hour FlickFest on Nov. 3 and the Opening Night Screening and Gala on Nov. 5. This year the festival has expanded to six days and will showcase 65 films. Included in the festival is the 48 Hour Flickfest. Flickfest gives local aspiring filmmakers a chance to be included in the festival. A few weekends before the festival begins, participants are asked to create a team of no more than eight people and select one member to be the producer. The kickoff this year was held on Oct. 18 at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. Registration began at 5:30 p.m. and ended at 7:00 p.m. when the 48-hour countdown began. Teams do not receive the FlickFest instruction package until the countdown begins. All films had to be submitted on Oct. 20 at exactly 7:00 p.m. The screening of the films took place on Nov. 3 where the winners were announced and a reception was held after. At the end of WIFF, one of the FlickFest films will be chosen for the Mark Boscariol Best of FlickFest 2013 Award. Local filmmaker Devon Pastorius entered his film, Static Wracked, which won Best Sound Design. This is Pastorius’ second FlickFest. Last year he entered a film called A Rose For and went home with the Best Director award. This year he did a bit of everything for his film including shooting and editing and his sister and a friend starred in the short film. “Honestly the biggest challenge this year, as it was last year, was the fact that we had to write it the night of because the way we schedule everything is write the night of, film the next day and edit the third day,” said Pastorius. Pastorius went on to say that it took him and his team about two and a half beers before they came up with their final idea.

Ian Campbell and Director Joey Acott hold their award for Best Writing for the film Lack Of Attractiveness • photo by Alexandra Sellick

Ian Campbell, a St. Clair Journalism graduate and current Journalism student at the University of Windsor was the Director of Photography, helped with writing, assisted with colorization in post-production and appeared as an actor in Lack Of Attractiveness.

“We kind of got our actress last minute and we didn’t really know if we could find any other talent other than people in our own group,” said Campbell. “So we had to do as much shooting in the time that we had our actress for.” Director Joey Acott, a local filmmaker who has experience with comedy sketches, came up with the idea for the team’s film. Lack Of Attractiveness won the award for Best Writing. Their words of advice for the next FlickFest is that it is important to get your film on the disc early and they found that time constraint is really the biggest challenge. Eric Boucher, a local filmmaker who recently premiered his film Windsor Shift Change at the Capitol Theatre, has been the FlickFest coordinator for the past three years. Each film entered in the FlickFest has to follow certain criteria. This year each film had to include the line, “This city has a heart of gold,” a local Windsor magazine, newspaper or website, found or archival footage, interviewing the director of the film or breaking a rule of film making. Boucher came up with the criteria by looking at past years of FlickFest and seeing what had been done and researching other programs held in each big city like Toronto or Calgary. He also talked to other filmmakers about what would be interesting to do. “Over the past couple years I’ve been trying to make it Windsor-related,” said Boucher. “For me it’s about the city, so last year the prop was a rose, anything that connects it to the city or the city’s image.” On Nov. 4, WIFF put on their Short Film Program – A Regional Showcase of Student Films and Nov. 5 kicked off the festival with Gabrielle by director Louise Archambault who was in attendance for the opening night. Gabrielle comes from the same team that produced Academy-Award nominated Incendies that was shown at WIFF in 2010. The Opening Night Party was hosted on Nov. 5 at The City Grill. WIFF this year includes six days of screenings, 65 films, 97 screenings including five Oscar submissions. The festival runs until Nov. 10 at The Capitol Theatre. Tickets must be purchased in person at the WIFF Box Office at the corner of Pelissier and University or at the Will Call station at the Capitol Theatre.




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Baaa-humbug. The Halloween craze is over and Christmas has already frosted over. Candy canes, snowflakes and jolly old Saint Nick has already invaded our favourite stores and some of those ear throbbing jingles already plague the radio. Baaa-humbug.

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There’s too much of this spending culture nowadays. Christmas is supposed to be about getting together with family, enjoying a few drinks, chatting the chat, eating (but then again, most things revolve around that). It’s not supposed to be about enduring two months of commercialization urging you to buy, buy, and buy.

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It can be tough to break this trend, with most families spending over $700 on average for this occasion. We live right across from a country where about $4 million is spent on their president’s Christmas vacation to Hawaii each year. Oh yes, that includes the costs behind Air Force One, security, etc., but that’s a lot of taxpayers’ money. Enough to support about 6,000 happy Griswold families for their Christmas expenditures. Baaa-humbug.

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Bar brawls: downtown violence JAYVERSPEELT lance reporter __________________________ Recently the core saw one of the most vicious episodes of violence in years. On Oct. 19, chaos broke out with a large-scale fight early in the morning that resulted in the stabbing of five people and the death of one Gautham “Kevin” Kugathasan. Dubbed the “melee,” the incident has brought up the question of how safe the streets of downtown are after dark, especially on the weekends. The Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association (DWBIA) chairman Larry Horwitz came out saying Windsor needs an exit strategy for downtown that might mean more police out at night. “That’s deployment, we don’t give out our deployment,” said Sergeant Pam Mizuno of the Windsor Police public relations department. “I can say it’s double the compliment. In the busy evening hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday there’s double the compliment of officers in the downtown area.”

The Windsor Police Service has an online map that can be searched over a six-month period for crime across the city. Limited to assaults and sexual assaults, there has been an average of 14 incidents reported per month in the last six months. An approximate 176 incidents per year, or .08 per cent of the cities population   are being assaulted in some way downtown. Numbers are likely skewed, there may be incidents going unreported, or police may break up a fight without filing a report. “There’s lots of crime that goes unreported,” said Mizuno. “You would have to assume that applies to the entire city not just the downtown.” Mizuno went on to say that last weekend there were 24 arrests city wide between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., Fourteen of those arrests happened in the core, 58 per cent of arrests at that time. The Windsor Police’s Yearly Crime Clock statistics show that in 2012 there were 793 nonfamily assaults citywide. Phog Lounge, a downtown bar located at the corner of University and Victoria Avenue has been open for ten years. In that

time, owner Tom Lucier says he thinks he’s seen a decrease overall in the amount of fights in the core. “It’s less often, only because there’s fewer people coming in general,” said Lucier. “There’s just so many less Americans coming over, it’s not like they’re causing the fights, it’s just seer numbers.” However he went on to say that based on the fewer amount of people per capita in the area, the numbers may still be the same. Depending on who is asked, a cause is speculated to be cheap drinks such as two-dollar beers or three-dollar vodkas quickly intoxicating patrons and raising the level of “bravado” as Lucier put it. He went on however that the crowds differ from one another. “My customers are always looking for the cheap pints and they’re never really a problem. They don’t get over violent or anything. It’s the crowd, it’s weird to say.” Ward 7 council candidate and owner of Milk Coffee Bar, Angelo Marignani believes free market economics are appropriate for establishment to pedal

drinks as a way of remaining competitive. He went on that in the fourteen years that Milk has been open he has never once had a fight, due to the type of clientele. Although at least one former employee disagrees with that assertion and said they have seen fights, but rarely. “A free market says you can sell anything at any price you like,” said Marignani. “But you better make sure that your clientele is safe when they come into your establishment, and if you are selling cheap drinks than you have an obligation to the people in your establishment to make sure no free radical comes in and causes problems.” Lucier cited however that bars quick to throw out their troublemakers doesn’t actually fix any problems. “I’ve had people who come from other places that have clearly been drinking, you can tell they’re dressed up coming from another bar, and we’ve had both of our glass doors kicked in by not customers of ours,” said Lucier. “We had our main window pellet gunned by definitely not a customer of ours, and our neighbours are constantly having their windows broken and

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Downtown bar brawl


doors yanked open.” Mizuno couldn’t say if there are areas of the core that more frequently have issues than others. “Everyone’s perception is different,” said Mizuno. “It depends on where you’re working, I’m in corporate communications so I’m not actually out on the street in the evening, that’s something that would need to be looked at statistically.” Geoff Zanetti the owner of Villains Beastro has an idea on how to mitigate the problem but the data may be lacking for it. “If Windsor Police have pinpointed where the trouble is than I think they should set up police on the weekends stationed at that one spot,” said Zanetti. “Because trouble is less likely to happen if you have police standing on that corner. Put it this way, when it’s Christmas time, there are always cops at the liquor store right?” The current Windsor Police budget is $67 million, and according to their crime clock they processed a total of 18,823 incidents across their jurisdiction last year.

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A lot of control programs went on in the 70s, 80s and 90s ... The state of the river is actually a lot better than it was, surprisingly. — NATALIEGREEN,



Conference explores river conditions #

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Restrictions on fish and wildlife consumption Tainting of fish and wildlife flavour Degradation of fish and wildlife populations Fish tumours or other deformities Bird or animal deformities or reproductive problems Degradation of benthos Restrictions on dredging activities Eutrophication or undesirable algae Restrictions on drinking water consumption, or taste and odour problems Beach closings Degradation of aesthetics Added costs to agriculture or industry Degradation of phytoplankton and zooplankton populations Loss of fish and wildlife habitat

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Requires further assessment Impaired Impaired Impaired Impaired Impaired Not impaired Not impaired

Impaired Impaired Not impaired Requires further assessment Impaired

table lists possible impairments identified by the GLWQA and proposed status for the Detroit River Canadian AOC • table date from the Detroit River Candian Cleanup

MAGGIECHAN lance reporter __________________________ A set of conferences held at the University of Windsor featured one of the biggest collaborations between environmental researchers from both sides of the river. The State of the Strait Conference and the Lake Erie Millennium Network Meeting, both held between Oct. 28 to 31, encouraged discussion and learning about ecological endpoints and restoration targets for the river. The conferences also addressed binational research strategies to ensure coordinated collection and dissemination of data to address continuing research and management needs. Dr. Jan Ciborowski, a biological sciences professor at the University of Windsor, is part of the team that helped to coordinate the two separate events. “For the State of the Strait conference, we report on the conditions of the river, with both sides of the border coming together to specifically discuss an area that has been a concern for many years,” said Ciborowski. “It’s been under tremendous pressure by buildings on both sides.” Ciborowski explained that these conferences are held every two years and helps to assess developing indicators, improvements, and ways to ensure progress. The conference has been praised as a unique collaboration that fosters cooperative learning and provides great insight on improving research, monitoring, and comprehensive ecosystembased management. “Our next step now is to figure out how good things have to be to provide ecological endpoints, and we talk and propose about the best and worst you can get,”

said Ciborowski. “This helps to establish a quantitative measure towards the good and bad.” Ciborowski’s lab studies aquatic ecology, with expertise in “state of ecosystem” indicator species such as zebra mussels, mayflies, and fish flies. A partnership with Environment Canada has allowed him and his team to do some sampling in the waters. From this, they came up with a definitive score to determine the ecological state of the river waters at certain points. Ciborowski said the river could be better. The states of certain points in the great lakes are measured by the number of beneficial uses that are either impaired or not. [See table] Beneficial use is defined, according to the 2007 CanadaOntario Agreement as the ability of living organisms (including humans) to use the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem without adverse consequences. Out of 14 “beneficial uses” for water in the Great Lakes, nine uses are considered impaired at the river, which classes it as an “area of concern.” Natalie Green, remedial action plan coordinator for the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup, said that the state of the strait is much better than it was years ago. “A lot of control programs went on in the 70s, 80s and 90s ... The state of the river is actually a lot better than it was, surprisingly. People are often surprised when I say that to them because the Detroit River has a bad reputation and it’s actually doing really well,” said Green. “We’re seeing Lake Sturgeon, which is threatened in Ontario,” said Green. “We’re seeing these species coming back, we’re seeing Lake Sturgeon reproducing because we’ve done some restoration in the water for them so they can spawn, we’re seeing

bald eagles coming back and able to reproduce because they were affected by the pesticide DDT.” Following the State of the Strait Conference came the Lake Erie Millennium Network Meeting, which discussed the status of Lake Erie in regards to its management and research needs. The meeting investigated factors influencing that lake’s ecosystem and highlighted recent biological, environmental, and political trends to review things such as trophic status, nutrient loading, ecological forecasting, integrated habitat assessment, and new pressures on the ecosystem. “There have been some tremendous presentations,” Ciborowski remarked as the events came to a close. “It’s been great to have everyone here and not only discuss, but develop our current understanding of these issues.” Green said it is not difficult for Windsorites to help improve the “state of the strait.” “Knowing about what is going on and spreading the word is helpful,” said Green. “But, just simple things at home: People need to think about what they flush down the toilet and put down their drains because our water treatment plants are waste water treatment plants [and] were never designed to take out pharmaceuticals or personal care products,” said Green. “The best way is to bring [pharmaceuticals] back to the pharmacy and they will dispose of them the way that they need to,” she said. Green also recommends people to get involved by planting native plants and trees and volunteering. The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup website [www.] contains a list of events for those who are interested in becoming involved.



System failure: consequences of the new grading scale TRAVISFAUTEUX news editor __________________________ This September, the University of Windsor implemented a newer and more accurate grading scale, switching from letter grades to percentages. The consequences, good and bad, are now beginning to come to light. Before September, students’ grades were calculated on a 13 point scale with 13 corresponding traditional letter grades. Each letter grade represented a percentage range: for example, an A- represented 80-85.9%. This older system was less than perfect. If a student received an 84% average in a course, it would appear as an A- on his or her academic transcript. However, another student with an average 4% lower would also receive the same grade on his or her transcript. This new system that was reviewed and approved by senate last spring ensures that every percent counts. “I feel like it’s more precise because it doesn’t just give you a range for A- or A +, but it gives you a specific mark,” said Alex Binaei, first-year general science student. “People are getting 80s and 85s now so it shows the difference, because it’s not just an A- anymore.” Grades that predate the fall 2013 semester have been converted to precise percentages in order to calculate current averages. However, the conversion pro-

cess has revealed some potential flaws in this new system. What once was an A- or an 11 GPA on a student’s transcript now has a specific value of 83%. This number was chosen because it represents the middle of the range (80-85.9%). However, the actual value of an 11 GPA (of 13) is 84.62%.

The confusion may cause problems for students relying on scholarships to fund their education at the university.

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“There are a number of different implications of the difference between [a minimum of 80% versus a minimum of 83%],” said Du Toit. “Obviously, if you lower the threshold at which the awards are renewed it would cost the university more money at a time when the university doesn’t have money.” However, Du Toit does not be-

gested that we should internally go with an 80% renewal for the Outstanding Scholars award,” he said. “For students who are in their first year right now, 80% is the renewal percentage that they will need to achieve at the end of their first year in order to be eligible to compete for an academic appointment starting in their second year.” There are further implications for the program according to Du Toit, which could allow ex-

In most cases ... it didn’t appear as though any student would be negatively impacted. If anything, students would be positively impacted. — MARIANDOLL, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT AWARDS AND FINANCIAL AID, UWINDSOR

Before this September, students had to maintain an A- to retain their renewable scholarships – again, this represented a range from 80 to 85.9%. The minimum, then, was an 80%. Now, students are forced to push themselves an extra 3%. A letter from Dr. Simon du Toit, advisor for the Outstanding Scholars scholarship program, sent out the following message to students in the program: “If at some point your GPA should happen to fall below 83% you will have to leave the program. If you subsequently are


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lieve money is the main factor. “I think the decision has been made really to be consistent with past practice rather than to try and save money and past practice has been that 83% was the renewal percentage for major awards. I think that what they’re trying to do is to stick with the same policy going forward,” he said. However, for the Outstanding Scholars program, Du Toit said nothing has been set in stone as of yet. “There are ... implications and our advisory committee ... sug-

tra students into the program that never would have been eligible. “Students are in fact eligible to apply for academic appointments in the Outstanding Scholars program at the end of their first year if their final GPA meets the required threshold for application whether they were candidates in the program or not, “ said Du Toit. “So, it’s possible there’s a body of students out there who, at the end of this year, will achieve an 80 or 83% GPA who are not in the program, but could apply to

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UWindsor researchers plant seeds for a cure TRAVISFAUTEUX news editor __________________________ A total of $231, 500 in research grants was awarded to three University of Windsor researchers by the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation at their annual Seeds4Hope awards presentation. Dr. Siyaram Pandey from the department of chemistry and biology, Dr. Luis Rueda from the department of computer science, and Dr. Mordechay Schlesinger from the department of physics all received seed research grants.

Three University of Windsor researchers were awarded seed grants in the 5th Seeds4Hope awards • photo by Travis Fauteux

We have shown in several cancer cells that there is definite induction of ... programmed cell death. — PAMELAOVADJE, DOCTORALCANDIDATE

In 2009, the Board of Directors of the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation made a commitment to raise funds in support of local cancer research. Seeds4Hope is an awards program that funds locally based, new and innovative cancer research in the community. “Our foundation is immensely grateful to our community for continuing to support this program and the work of our local oncologists and scientists,” said Norma Brockenshire, president of the foundation. “The results being realized from the research projects, we expect, will have a tremendous impact on the detection and treatment of cancer in the near future.” “Our foundation is extremely proud to be able to play a role in the advancement of bench to

bedside research for the benefit of present and future cancer patients,” said Brockenshire. In the five years that Seeds4Hope has been awarding cancer researchers, the foundation has given $1, 231, 500 in seed grants to help fund a number of projects in Windsor-Essex. Dr. Schlesinger is the primary researcher in a research project that is looking into non-invasive ways to determine interstitial pressure in cancerous tumours. This will hopefully allow physicians to assess where cancer treatment is working and to decide when to end treatments that are not working. Dr. Rueda heads a research project that combines bioinformatics with traditional laboratory techniques to study the regulatory mechanisms of gene expression and find new gene products. This project focuses on different types of prostate cancer. The research of Dr. Pandey is concentrated on long pepper extract and its possible anticancerous effects in leukemia and other human carcinoma cells. The long pepper was used medicinally in China and India for centuries to treat digestive disorders, respiratory ailments, and inflammation, but Dr. Pandey is hoping to expand its treatment abilities to be able to fight cancer. “We tested for its ability to in-

duce cell death in cancer cells without harming the non-cancer cells and we’re also trying to determine the mechanism of action, so how does it cause these cancer cells to undergo cell death so actively? The final part of the project is to identify the bioactive compounds that are present in the extract,” said Pamela Ovadje, a doctoral candidate in Dr. Pandey’s lab. The researchers have already seen results in the first two categories—induction of cell death and identification of the mechanism. “For the first two objectives ... we have some exciting results. We have shown in several cancer cells that there is definite induction of ... programmed cell death. We also have a little bit of an idea of how it acts,” said Ovadje. “We have a profile of our extract, but definitely more work needs to be done on the mechanistic part and also on identifying the components that are present.” “Things like the award we are extremely grateful for just because they provide us with enough funding to get the required materials to start up, so with the amount of money that we have received we can buy the different types of materials and kits that will all be used to complete some of the objectives,” said Ovadje. “With results from those studies we will be able to get more funding to bring this project as far as it possibly could go.”



The UWSA’s Town Hall

plus: you decide what the new student restaurant looks like!

TRAVISFAUTEUX news editor __________________________ On Nov. 6 the University of Windsor Student Alliance (UWSA) held a Student Town Hall in the CAW student centre commons to provide information to students about the multiple campaigns the student union is running or endorsing. The event also allowed students to join the UWSA in a number of those campaigns and events that will take place throughout the school year while giving a chance for students to meet their union representatives and raise issues or concerns. The Town Hall incorporated an open discussion period to allow students to ask questions and speak their minds. The union said that the Town Hall was held in order to make students aware of the UWSA’s mission to “strive relentlessly to enhance student life through advocacy, representation and service.” “I’m excited to see students getting involved with the UWSA on such a positive note,” said Town Hall organizer Farah ElHaij, UWSA faculty of arts and social sciences representative. “We hope to continue the student movement positively and effectively with more student involvement.” The Town Hall brought up a smorgasbord of issues affecting students including, but not limited to rising tuition fees, increased student debt, the fight for a fall reading week, and the struggle to end racism, sexism, Islamaphobia, and homopho-

bia. Mohammad Akbar, VP external affairs for the UWSA, and Omar Shahid, VP finance and operations, discussed their efforts to lower tuition fees, which brought them to the Canadian Federation of Students’ (CFS) International Lobby Week in Ottawa last month. While in Ottawa, the two representatives met with Members of Parliament and Senators to discuss options for reducing tuition and student debt. “Tuition fees across Canada have increased substantially since 1992, and in Ontario, students now pay the highest tuition fees in the country,” said Akbar. “At the University of Windsor, high tuition fees have caused huge barriers to access for students who are forced to choose between food and tuition fees, and between taking an extra shift or studying for classes.” Last year, 455, 000 Canadians were forced to borrow federal student loans while tuition fees have increased by over 200 percent over the past 20 years, according to the CFS’ research. “I am very excited to be working and engaging government officials on the issues facing students at the University of Windsor and across Canada,” said Shahid. “The government must be informed on the ever increasing barriers that prevent students from pursuing their degrees.”

The space that once housed The Thirsty Scholar campus pub will soon be a bookstore and restaurant • photo by Travis Fauteux

basement. “Students voted for a restaurant in the referendum in the last general election so we are issuing the survey to get a clear idea as to what it should look like,” said UWSA president Rob Crawford. The restaurant committee decided it would be best to ask students what the vision of the restaurant should be after coming to the conclusion that the word “restaurant” has a very broad definition.

At the Town Hall event on Wednesday, students were asked what they would like the new restaurant to look like when it is constructed in the CAW centre

“The committee felt as though there wasn’t enough understanding, even amongst the seven members of the committee, as to what the term restaurant actually meant and what the vision of this proposed restaurant would be,” said Kyra Knapp, operations manager for the UWSA.



“We realized in the wording of the referendum that happened last year that the term restaurant is exceptionally big and ... we realized that we didn’t quite know exactly what we wanted,” said Knapp.

“A restaurant would be fine. Something that you can just go down and enjoy and you can go down and watch sports with your friends, relax,” said Aleksandar Kelec, a third-year student in mechanical engineering.

The space that was once occupied by The Thirsty Scholar, the former UWSA-run pub, will be split up between the university’s bookstore, temporarily housed in Vanier Hall, and the new, smaller restaurant.

Christina Nader, a second-year communications and visual arts student said a restaurant would be good for the university, but students are sick of cafés.

The restaurant will be just over 3,500 square feet plus the 2,000 square foot patio, according to Crawford, and students have plenty of ideas for what they would like to do with all that empty space.

“Not a café, we have enough on campus,” said Nader. “A restaurant or a bar, or both, would be fine.” The survey is currently available online for students.

The restaurant will be limited to only 2,000 square feet, but students have plenty of ideas for their new watering hole.

The survey is currently available online for students and Crawford said that, “once the survey is complete, the restaurant committee will re-convene and use the feedback to move forward with the space.”




I think it’s kind of weird and early but I don’t see anything wrong with it.

I think it’s early, I work at Shoppers [Drug Mart] and last year we had people calling and complaining that we were playing too much Christmas music.

I think it’s a little too soon but to each their own.

? what do you think of the roll out of Christmas right after Halloween?

I think it’s November.



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BookFest Windsor by Micaela Muldoon

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Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood has long been one of Canada’s most prolific authors. Her most recent release, the final book of her MaddAddam trilogy, MaddAddam. She is from Ottawa and currently lives in Toronto, but she frequently vacations on Pelee Island. MICAELA MULDOON: BETWEEN THE HANDMAID’S TALE AND THEN THE MADDADDAM TRILOGY, THERE ARE A LOT OF



Margaret Atwood: I think if you do the math, you’ll find it’s a pretty small amount. On the other hand, those seem to be the ones that people remember. Maybe it speaks to them.

MA: It is a major migration stopover, so birds migrating north in spring stop on Pelee Island when they’re flying across Lake Erie. It’s a very important biological hotspot.

MA: Well, yes and no. I don’t know­—I write about things that interest me. MM: WHAT IS IT THAT DRAWS YOU MOST TO PELEE ISLAND?









Kenneth Oppel Kenneth Oppel is a multipleaward-winning children’s author. His famous Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide. He hails from Port Alberni, B.C. MICAELA MULDOON: YOU TOLD US THAT YOU WERE INSPIRED BY STAR WARS, OTHER SCI-FI, FANTASY AND VIDEO GAMES, EVERYTHING FROM THAT UNIVERSE, SO TO SPEAK. BUT WHY CHILDREN’S LITERATURE? YOU COULD EASILY MAKE ADULT LITERATURE WITH THESE KINDS OF THEMES SO WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WRITE FOR KIDS? Kenneth Oppel: That’s a good

question. The easy answer initially is I was a kid when I wrote my first book. So I wrote about what I knew from my point of view, which was that of a fourteen/fifteen-year-old. It doesn’t explain why I kept writing for kids, but I think with the kind of ideas I have, there’s an element of fantasy in them and wonder that to me always seemed better suited to a younger audience. I just feel more comfortable writing for that age group. It’s a fun group to write for, and it makes me feel like I have a full range of my imagination. MM: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WRITING? KO: My favourite thing about writing is the early stage, the daydreaming stage where I’m

not tied down to anything, I haven’t committed to anything. It’s all potential at that point. I’m just writing everything I think might be in the story…it’s that moment of inception and early development of the idea itself. MM: CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR 2014 BOOK? KO: It’s a thriller. It’s called The Boundless. It’s set on the Titanic of trains, this ninemile-long train that’s doing the first trans-continental run across Canada…it’s carrying everything…and there’s a murder. My hero is a witness to this murder and he’s trying desperately to move himself from one end of this train to another without getting himself killed.

Kate Hargreaves Kate Hargreaves is a University of Windsor alumna, a hardcore roller derby girl and the author of Talking Derby, a roller derby-themed book of fictional vignettes. This is her first year as a BookFest author. MICAELA MULDOON: IT’S BEEN LESS THAN A YEAR SINCE TALKING DERBY CAME OUT, HOW ARE YOU FEELING RIGHT NOW WITH THE MOMENTUM? Kate Hargreaves: It’s wonderful. It’s a little surreal right now to not be a volunteer at BookFest and to actually be an author

here…I keep resisting the urge to usher people places. MM: I WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO SAY, IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME READING AT BOOKFEST, WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE ONE OF THESE GREAT CANADIAN AUTHORS? WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE AMONG THEM READING YOUR OWN STUFF? KH: It’s very flattering and honouring…my brother was reading the flyer and he said, “How did you get on the same bill as Margaret Atwood?”… I

never thought that this would be the case, so it’s just been great and I’m very pleased. MM: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE IN THE WORKS RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF BOOKS? KH: My poetry book is coming out in the fall of 2014, so around this time next year with BookThug. At the moment it’s called Leak… It’s a book of poetry that deals with what happens when minds and bodies start to fall apart… It’s a bit more of a mass-market audience. It’s quite different, but I’m excited for it to come out.

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NOVEMBER 7 TO NOVEMBER 14 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7 30X30 Artcite 30th Anniversary Show Part 2, Artcite Gallery, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays Comedy Quarry Presents…, Rockhead Pub, 8:00 p.m., Windsor International Film Festival, Capitol Theatre, first film Call Girl begins at 10:00 a.m. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8 Dan Griffin with Crissi Cochrane, Phog Lounge, 9:00 p.m. Chilifest, St. Clair Centre for the Arts, 11:00 a.m. Windsor International Film Festival, Capitol Theatre, first film Camille Claudel 1915 begins at 10:00 a.m. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9 Keep It Local Craft and Gift Sale, Fogolar Furlan Club, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Orchid Show & Sale, Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens, 10:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday Windsor International Film Festival, Capitol Theatre, first film Blue Is The Warmest Color (La Vie d’Adèle chaptires 1&2) begins at 10:00 a.m. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10 Windsor International Film Festival, Capitol Theatre, first film Haute Cuisine begins at 10:00 a.m. MONDAY NOVEMBER 11 Battle of Warsaw 1020 Film Screening, Dom Polski 1275 Langlois Avenue, 7:00 p.m.

A map from Lemire’s Trilogy of Windsor/Essex County with short descriptions about where the scene is taking place in relation to Toronto and Windsor • photo by Sarah Hurst

UWindsor comic book club SARAHHURST lance reporter __________________________ One of the newest additions to social life on campus is UWindsor’s Comic Book Club, which began this past October. Headed by Dr. Heidi Jacobs, English and History librarian and Greg Paziuk, a recent MA in English Language & Literatures graduate.


After inheriting an amazing graphic novel collection from a colleague, Jacobs wanted to not only continue collecting, but wanted to inform more people about this amazing resource and to bring people into the library to talk about them.

Polish Movie Screening: “Last Minute,” Dom Polski 1275 Langlois Avenue, 6:00 p.m., free admission

The University of Windsor has one of the largest collections of graphic novels of a university library in

Moved By Words, Juniper Books, runs November 4 to 17

Canada. With the movement within English as a whole to reconsider graphic novels in many ways, this was the perfect opportunity to start this club on campus.

formal discussion in the classroom,” Jacobs explains. Their discussions focus on the books just as comics, not the finer critique that you might get in an English Lit classroom.

Paziuk loved the idea. “[When studying comic books in academia]… sometimes it seems like the comics themselves get left behind…people don’t read them for what they are.”

Their second event took place last on Nov. 1, where the The Essex County Trilogy by Jeff Lemire was discussed. Jacobs says, “It’s a comic book set here…you know the area.”

The books that Jacobs and Pazuik have chosen so far have been based on the idea that they offer something only a comic book can and that they are available to borrow from Leddy, as well as the Windsor Public Library.

On Nov. 15, the Comic Book Club will discuss Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, a family tragicomic. This comic has received a lot of attention because of its honest and graphical interpretation of Bechdel’s life.

The club is very informal, getting people together to talk about comics. Attendees are encouraged to bring their interest with them. “Students get enough structured,

All meetings are held in the seating area behind William’s Café from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Future events can be found on Leddy Library’s event calendar at

Rino’s Kitchen Book Launch, Walkerville Brewery, 7:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13 Writer’s Workshop, Windsor Public Library – Central Branch, 7:00 p.m. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14 Comedy Quarry Presents…, Comedy Quarry at Rockhead Pub, 8:00 p.m. Festival of Polish Cuisine Buffet, Dom Polski, 11:30 a.m. November Mashup, Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge, 6:30 p.m.

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The infamous mayor announced this week that he will step down so that he can focus on his role as the Penguin in the upcoming Batman/Superman flick.

In just a few weeks, Christmas comes early for gamers. PS4 hits shelves on Nov. 15 and the Xbone on Nov. 22.

Okay, jokes aside. He’s cracked out like Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, but not cool enough to be him (that role forever belongs to the great Danny DeVito). Ford dominated the media this week, admitting that he did smoke crack (as if we didn’t know already).

Much blood has been spilled over fans debating which console is superior. But what’s with all this fighting? All these new things coming out? If you ever want to play a great game, go to a Youtube video and type in “1980” (­ not in any search bar)—and be prepared to save your video from a barrage of missiles.


ON JUSTEAT ALEXANDRASELLICK arts editor __________________________



BRRRRR SNOW If you’ve gone outside in the past couple weeks, you might have noticed that it is getting cold.

Despite recruiting local filmmaker and photographer Sandee Nho to create my submission video, I did not make it to the final round of the JustEat Campus Chompionship. I was one of the semi-finalists but I guess the judges did not find me fit to compete in the challenge. They did however find five males fit to be finalists. Not trying to be a sore loser but the production value of my video was much higher than some of the other submissions and I did eat an entire pie and pizza. Did the JustEat judges think that a girl did not have what it takes to compete in the Chompionship? I was the only female semi-finalist, but did not make it to the finals. I do not want to accuse anyone of sexism, but girls can eat just as much as the boys. Just sayin’!



Oh yes, this means winter is coming—and we don’t have to worry about any White Walkers. What we do have to worry about is freezing our butts off and our toes getting soaked. That’s the worst part about the Windsor winter, the slush. Snow likes to melt when it hits the ground and you get this wet-freezing stuff that pours in through your boots and tries to bite you toes off. • photo from Smithsonian Institution

So be sure to get some warm waterproof boots this year — it’s supposed to be a cold one, after all.

CJAM’S TOP 3O charts • MURADERZINCLIOGLU music director, CJAM 99.1 FM more info? & indicates Canadian artist/

MICAELAMULDOON lance reporter __________________________


charts tabulated for the week ending November 03


After having listened to this album, two words in particular come to mind: fun and synergy. I think that is what The Raccoon Wedding was going for. Raccoon Dead On The Side Of The Road is the Brantford, Ont. sextet’s third album, following Onondaga (2012) and Gather Gather Bones Rattle Rattle Truth (2010). Rock ’n’ roll is probably the most accurate genre to classify the Raccoon Wedding’s music. They sound like they were heavily influenced by the late 50s-early 60s music scene, when rock music was budding. These songs do not follow any similar chord progression patterns, which show the band’s skill and originality. The band makes use of an eclectic selection of instruments. The sound is as full without being overdone. These guys did not just grab a guitar, a drum set and a vocalist, call themselves a band and leave it at that – they added piano, organ, violin and even horns. But fear not, folks – these are not your grade school classmates’ brass instrumentals. These musicians really know how to make a horn rock out. The piano, organ, and drums also frolic at a lively and playful pace, and the teams’ vocals weave together like the threads of a colourful tapestry. I can tell they put a great deal of effort into making the most of their music. Overall, the music is very reminiscent of Van Morrison, with its almost bluesy, use-ALL-the instruments assembly. There is a lot more soul in this music than there is in most new music these days, especially in the song “All I Have.” Another notable mention is “Wet Whistle,” the second track on the album; it demands some dance moves – it is impossible to listen to this song and sit still at the same time. The bouncy piano riff is the tune’s best feature. One of the most impressive things about this band is that their sound is about as authentic and home-grown as it gets; basically all the work on the album was done within the band, as the recording, production, mixing and mastering were all taken care of by Scott Willson, who also plays piano, organ and violin and does backing vocals for the band. Predominantly cheerful, this album is a quick, easy and energetic listen – most of the songs are under three minutes and are really up-tempo.

1 GIPSY KINGS – Savor Flamenco (Knitting Factory) 2 BRAIDS* – Flourish//Perish (Flemish Eye) 3 PAPER LIONS* – My Friends (Fountain Pop) 4 THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – 8:18 (Roadrunner) 5 GRAYSKUL – Zenith (Fake Four Inc.) 6 CURBSIDE SOFA* – Curbside Sofa (Self-Released) 7 KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES* – Idle No More (Merge) 8 BASIA BULAT* – Tall Tall Shadow (Secret City) 9 COUSINS/CONSTRUCTION & DESTRUCTION* – Cousins/Construction & Destruction Split (Noyes) 10 TV FREAKS* – Two (Schizophrenic) 11 REPETITOR – Dobrodosli Na Okean (Moonlee) 12 CONGO NATTY – Jungle Revolution (Big Dada) 13 MONTAG* – Phases (Carpark) 14 TRENTEMOLLER – Lost (In My Room) 15 SHAHEED & DJ SUPREME – Knowledge,Rhythm and Understanding (CommunicatingVessels) 16 BILL CALLAHAN – Dream River (Drag City) 17 SAID THE WHALE* – Hawaiii (Hidden Pony) 18 ELECTRIC SOUL* – Second Paradise (Self-Released) 19 THE FLATLINERS* – Dead Language (New Damage) 20 DELTRON 3030 – Event II (Bulk) 21 SISU – Blood Tears (Self-Released) 22 THE CREEPSHOW* – Life After Death (Stomp) 23 GYPSOPHILIA* – Horska (Forward Music Group) 24 SUNDOWNER – Neon Fiction (Fat Wreck Chords) 25 OF MONTREAL* – Lousy With Sylvianbriar (Polyvinyl) 26 DR. DOG – B-Room (Anti-) 27 HOOKWORMS – Pearl Mystic (Weird World Record Co.) 28 THE RACOON WEDDING* – Racoon Dead On The Side Of The Road (Ford Plant) 29 KENTYAH PRESENTS: M1, BRIAN JACKSON & THE NEW MIDNIGHT BAND – Evolutionary Minded (Motema) 30 BOREAL SONS* – Threadbare (Self-Released)


















































Will the real Austin Kennedy please stand up? Q&A with the Lancers QB


MIKESPECHT sports editor __________________________ Over the past three seasons Austin Kennedy has proven that when healthy, he is one of the top talents in CIS football. After a disappointing loss to Guelph in the OUA quarterfinals, the Lance was able to catch up with AK12 to discuss this past season and look ahead to his fifth and final year as quarterback for the Lancers. MIKE SPECHT: WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU GUYS DID WELL THIS SEASON, AND WHERE DO YOU THINK THIS GROUP FELL SHORT? Austin Kennedy: We struggled with playing complete games this year, and that was the reason for a lot of our losses. At times the offence would be playing well but the defense wouldn’t be. And that’s all sides of the ball offense, defense and special teams we just couldn’t put a complete game together. MS: THIS OFFENSE HAD TROUBLE SUSTAINING DRIVES EARLY IN GAMES, WAS THERE ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR THAT DEFENSES WERE KEYING IN ON, OR WAS IT JUST LACK OF EXECUTION?

Austin Kennedy • photo by Alex D’addese

AK: I think we’re an offense that gets better as a game goes on. We start to get comfortable with what a defense is doing and take advantage and that is just a by-product of the nature of players that we have on offense. Obviously that is an issue if you are losing one or two quarters of productivity. MS: THIS SEASON YOU LIMITED YOUR INTERCEPTION FROM 15 TO 5, WHAT CHANGES DID YOU MAKE TO MAKE SUCH AN IMPROVEMENT? AK: Last season we were put into a lot of situations where we couldn’t run the ball effectively so we were just kind of winging it around. So a lot of the production was due to that, so we were taking a lot of risks in the passing game. This year we didn’t have to take those risks and that was mainly because of the running game. Some of the balls that were thrown last year that resulted in picks weren’t thrown this year because we had the running game to rely on. MS: YOU TOOK A LEAGUE HIGH 38 SACKS THIS YEAR, WHAT CAN YOU DO INTO NEXT SEASON TO DROP THAT TOTAL? AK: I think that problem was big in the beginning of the season and as time went on we stiffened up protections to combat it. A large number of those sacks are just me running around extending plays, so the number is a little misleading because of that. I think those sacks early in the season opened our eyes and I don’t think we will make that mistake again next year. MS: THROUGH THE FIRST COUPLE OF GAMES OF THIS SEASON YOU WERE THE LEADING RUSHER IN THE OUA, AFTER THE INJURY YOU WERE HELD TO UNDER 60 YARDS ON THE GROUND THE REST OF THE SEASON.


WHAT IMPACT DID THAT HAVE ON THE REST OF THE OFFENSE? AK: My mobility creates another dynamic for defences to worry about. The more things there are the more difficult it is to defend a team, so when you take that out of the equation it makes it easier for opposing defenses. And from my stand point it makes it more comfortable when you’re completely healthy. This is two years in a row now that I have been hit with injury and we are hoping next year I can be healthy the whole time. MS: DOES SUSTAINING TWO INJURIES IN CONSECUTIVE SEASONS CHANGE THE WAY YOU PLAY AT ALL? AK: It doesn’t change anything. Injury might happen, but there is no use in playing hesitantly because you won’t play to your full potential so I am not going to worry about that. MS: IF YOU WERE TO PUT A PERCENT ON IT, HOW HEALTHY WERE YOU IN THE GUELPH GAME? AK: I was pretty low. My knee was a lot better, but I pulled my hamstring during the week in practice so that kind of limits the mobility that we thought would be back for the game. I would say that I was about 60 or 70 per cent for that game. MS: TALK ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE YOUNGER RECEIVERS LIKE ON THIS TEAM PARTICULARLY WITH BEAU LUMLEY AND SCOTT MCEWAN. AK: Essentially we took a couple young guys and threw them into the fire. Receiver is a hard position to play especially when you’re young because so much of it is knowing what to do and where to be, and it’s all about reacting as the play goes. I think having a year under their belts especially for a guy like Scott, I think he is going to break out next season. He is a phenomenal athlete, and a big body and there is a huge difference between your first two years and third year. So next year will be when he’s introduced fully into the league. MS: CLEARLY THIS TEAM HAS THE TALENT TO COMPETE WITH THE TOP TEAMS IN OUA FOOTBALL, WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR THIS PROGRAM TO GET OVER THE HUMP? AK: That’s a good question. If we knew that we would be in a different position right now, going in it’s a learning experience. We learn a lot from these things like with the whole sack issue at the beginning of the season, we need to do a better job of correcting problems in the offseason rather than trying to do it midseason. MS: AS A LEADER GOING INTO NEXT SEASON WHAT WOULD BE YOUR MESSAGE TO THE TEAM? AK: Work hard in the offseason, we all know we have to be in the weight room. We have a lot of guys graduating, so the young guys we talked about particularly at receiver are going to get more playing time they have to pull their weight in the offseason.

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WOMEN’S HOCKEY 11/1/2013

Ryerson Rams

Toronto, ON

W 3-1


Toronto Varsity Blues

Toronto, ON

L 1-3

MEN’S HOCKEY 11/1/2013

Brock Badgers

South Windsor Arena

W 4-1


York Lions

South Windsor Arena

W 4-1

• photo by Ali Ibrahim


Men’s Soccer team captures bronze in Toronto MIKESPECHT sports editor __________________________ The Cinderella run by the 2013 Lancers Men’s Soccer team culminated this weekend in a well-deserved Bronze Medal victory over the Carleton Ravens. Following a tight 1-0 loss to OUA runner-up Ryerson Rams Saturday afternoon, the Lancers rebounded with a 4-1 drubbing of the Ravens, who prior to a string of late September losses were ranked first in the nation.

MEN’S SOCCER 11/2/2013

Semi-Finals - Ryerson Rams


OUA Bronze - Carleton Ravens

Toronto, ON L 0-1 W 4-1

Shortly after Carleton opened the scoring in the 54th minute, second team AllCanadian Michael Pio knotted the score at one, with a brilliant header off a corner-kick. In the 73rd minute Niagara Falls native Chris Lanni put the Lancers ahead for good on a 15 yard strike past Ravens keeper Travis Chance. Sophomore sensation Christian Mayorga iced the game with a pair of goals in the 89th and 90th minutes. The goals capped off a breakout year for the striker who led the team with 12 tallies.


Carleton Ravens

Ottawa, ON

L 58-62


Ottawa Gee Gees

Ottawa, ON

W 88-64

The win in the final game of the season was the last in a string of upsets executed by the Lancers, which included a semi-final victory over the second place McMaster Marauders. Last season Car-


Carleton Ravens

Ottawa, ON

L 74-95


Ottawa Gee Gees

Ottawa, ON

L 85-96

• photo by Ali Ibrahim

leton reached the OUA final, and entered the Final Four this year one spot ahead of Windsor at No. 9. “We’ve been confident in our ability to make it this far since the pre-season. It was just a matter of us actually proving it,” said fifth year keeper Dejo Olagbegi. Looking ahead to next season, the Lancers retain its dynamic duo of Mayorga and Pio; but will lose a significant contributor in the form Olagbegi. The senior footballer has been a rock for the Lancers all season owning a .900 save percentage, and only allowing three goals in four games on their playoff run. “Making it this far and achieving the best result in school history in my last year and as co-captain is an accomplishment that I will not soon forget. This team has set the stage for what to expect in the future and I’m just glad to be a part of the soccer program’s rise,” said Olagbegi. Entering 2014, these Bronze Medalists certainly won`t catch any teams off guard like they did in 2013. But for a program that has built itself up back up to prominence in recent seasons, this group looks primed to carry the weight of increased expectations. Look for the Lancers to be a force in the OUA West next season.




MacKnight leads Lancers to Gryphons next ANKURKUMAR lance reporter __________________________ The women’s hockey team is currently seventh out of 13 teams in the OUA conference. Despite the unsteady 4-41, the Lancers have a lot of promise. With a win over Ryerson and a loss to Toronto on their recent road trip, the Lancers have reason to hold their heads high. Jenny MacKnight has scored six goals and a total of 13 points in nine games, ranking first in goals and tied for points with Guelph’s Christine Grant in the OUA. The Lancers are 1-2-1 on the road so far this season, and will need to change their luck as they visit Brock and Guelph this weekend. The Badgers finally found their first win of the season over the York Lions last Friday, hoping this is the start to a successful turnaround.

The Guelph Gryphons have been nothing short of excellent as they have won four straight. Along with Grant, the Gryphons follow with Amanda Parkins and Laura Pinkerton as some of the top scorers in the OUA. After blanking on nine power plays in the 5-0 loss to Western, both Candice Chevalier and Jenny MacKnight found their scoring touch on the power play against the Rams and Blues. With the power play slowly improving, the Lancers show a lot of energy as leading shooters in the OUA. Collectively as a team, the Lancers have scored the most goals thus far in the season, and have recorded the second most assists, just shy of the currently undefeated Queen’s Gaels. Scoring goals may not be a problem against the Badgers, but the secondplace Gryphons who are 7-2-0 will be the toughest test so far this season. Count on Annie Armstrong to add to her season total of 34 penalty minutes to get in the way of Guelph’s leading trio of Grant, Parkins, and Pinkerton.


First place Lancers charge to North Bay this weekend ANKURKUMAR lance reporter __________________________ After a disappointing 8-1 loss to the Carleton Ravens to start the 2013-14 season, the Lancers men’s hockey team has won six straight games. As of their win over the York Lions this past Saturday, the Lancers sit atop the OUA West, while the York Lions have lost three straight after booming with a five game win streak earlier this season. The Lancers hosted their first threegame home stand and won each game against Guelph Gryphons, Brock Badgers, and York Lions. The Gryphons have since rebounded with back-to-back wins, but the Badgers and Lions are on the hunt to win again. The Lancers will voyage to North Bay to play Nipissing Lakers this weekend. The Lakers have established the second worst record in the OUA East at 2-6-0, barely staying above the winless RMC Paladins. The last time both

teams met in the regular season was late November 2010 – each team had earned a win in the two-game series. With a win this Friday at Memorial Gardens, the Lancers will match last season’s high of seven straight victories. The Lakers have the most penalty minutes posted in the OUA and second most overall in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The Lancers’ last successful power play completion was versus the Waterloo Warriors, where they capitalized on four of ten chances. In the four games since then, the Lancers have been unsuccessful on 19 attempts. The Lancers have an advantageous opportunity against the Lakers, as long as the Lakers’ penalties continue to pile. Improvement in power play is primary for Lancers to maintain their winning ways, and there’s no better chance than this weekend. As long as they pepper the net with offensive pressure in the form of shots during power plays, the Lancers can skate away with two easy wins.

• photo by Alex D’addese

sport briefs

MEN DROP TWO IN OTTAWA The Men’s basketball team went 0-2 on their weekend road trip in Ottawa last weekend. Enrico Diloreto was the high scorer in the 95-74 loss to Carleton with 21 points, and led the way again with 29 points in Saturday’s 9685 loss to the Ottawa Gee Gee’s. The Lancers return home to face the York Lions and Queen’s Gaels Friday and Saturday night at the St. Denis Centre at 8:00 p.m., with Friday night’s contest being broadcast live on CJAM 99.1 FM. INCOGNITO SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY Following an emotional breakdown by Miami Dolphins Offensive Lineman Johnathan Martin, the ‘Fins have suspended fellow tackle Richie Incognito after it was revealed repeated incidents of harassment contributed to the episode. Text messages and voicemails show a pattern of intimidation, threats, and racial slurs directed toward Martin over the past couple of years from Incognito who was voted by the players in 2009 as the dirtiest in the league. BLUE JAYS LET PLAYERS WALK The Toronto Blue Jays did fail to make qualifying offers to pitcher Josh Johnson, Ramon Ortiz, and Darren Oliver as well as outfielder Rajai Davis. In cutting Johnson the Blue Jays will save $14.1 million in salary next season for a starter who compiled a 2-8 record last season.


YATES CUP IN LONDON The 2013 Yates Cup will take place this weekend at the University of Western Ontario. After blowing out the McMaster Maruaders 32-3 the, No. 1 Mustangs host the Queen’s Gaels for the right to move on to the Vanier Cup. OPEN CURLING TRYOUTS There will be tryouts for the University of Windsor Lancer’s Varsity Men’s and Women’s Curling team on Nov. 10 starting at 4:30 p.m. They are being held at Roseland Golf and Curling Club. This season is guaranteed to be exciting as the University of Windsor will be hosting the OUA Championships in Guelph. The tournament runs from Feb. 12 to 17 2014. The curling team will be participating in weekly games and practices, days and times to be decided once the team is finalized. As a financial commitment is necessary, there will be fundraising for OUAs through various fundraising events throughout the year. There is no fee to come to tryouts and don’t be concerned about level of experience, we are interested in building the program for the future as well and welcome all players.. If you have any questions or concerns please email the coach, Mark Masanovich at, or call him at Roseland at 519-969-5112 ext. 6. Also, if you are just looking to curl socially, come out to tryouts and we can help direct you to one of the clubs in the area.

CAMPUS FALL FESTIVAL! NOVEMBER 20, 2013 12-1:30pm Get bundled up and come celebrate UWindsor’s 50th Anniversary with a FREE outdoor luncheon festival. Enjoy live entertainment, hot apple cider, roasted chestnuts and plenty of hot food. Join us on the east patio of the CAW Student Centre next to Dillon Hall.

Issue 11, Volume 86 - The Lance  

Campus and community news, arts, sports and features from The Lance, the official student newspaper of the University of Windsor.

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